Before You Finalize That Mortgage, Here Are Ultra-Cheap Ways to Get a Home

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I am divorced. It is not a subject I enjoy talking about. We struggled financially when I was married. One unrequited dream of mine was to surprise my ex with a new house. Especially during the holidays. But real life always gets in the way. It’s no joke trying to finalize a mortgage. I never thought realistically about financing. Or, FHA loans that may have applied to my circumstances. I wished...

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Don’t Let the Thanksgiving Travel Rush Overwhelm You – Save Money With These Rental Car Tips

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  (Image by Matt Davis via CC BY-SA 2.0 ) About 5 million people will fly somewhere over the Thanksgiving holiday. However, almost 50 million people will get into a vehicle and then drive over the Thanksgiving holiday. Over 50 million people will travel 50 miles or more to get to their Thanksgiving destination. So, get ready to pay when it comes to gasoline. The national average for a gallon...

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Moving Soon? These Cities Have the Most Job Openings

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“The only risk in moving towards a new horizon in search of more is losing what little you take for granted now.” That is a quote a friend of mine said to me when I was in college, dreaming about moving to San Francisco. I think she got it from a song. Anyway, I was amazingly unaware of the cost of living there. I never even thought about researching available job openings beforehand. Over 35...

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You’ll Be Shocked To Learn Where Your Mortgage Is Likely To Be Denied

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  There are more American homeowners renting homes than any other time over the last 50 years. Almost 65% of Americans are homeowners but over 36% of those homeowners rented instead of owned their homes. Among other facts about homeowners to consider: • Almost 40 million homeowners are financially strained • Over a third of all homeowners allot 30% or more of their income for home finances...

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